First bell pepper

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Over the weekend I pulled a handful of spring-sown carrots, two zucchinis, the first few purple beans, and the vegetable I'm most excited about: my first bell pepper! It's a Purple Beauty Bell that I started from seed back in January.

It's small -- only two inches tall -- but I think it's the most wonderful pepper, because I grew it! I'm planning on giving it a starring role in a corn salsa, using fresh sweet corn from Sunday's farmers' market and fresh cilantro from the herb garden. Mmmm, my mouth is watering already.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Layanee said...

That is one beautiful pepper!

10:36 AM  
Blogger Magic Cochin said...

Green, orange and purple - what a rich, colourful crop of summer veg! Well done!

10:55 AM  
Blogger kate said...

Your pepper is a gorgeous colour! I am most impressed ... and am looking forward to seeing it in the salsa ... please take a pic!!

3:14 PM  
Blogger Rosengeranium said...

I wish I could exchange my homemade chocolate cupcakes for your bellpepper. It looks delicious!

3:23 PM  
Blogger Owin & Irena said...

wow...i've never had any luck with peppers and hear they are notoriously difficult to grow. congratulations on your harvest.
Irena

4:59 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

Thanks, all!

Kate, I will definitely post a picture of the salsa.

Rosengeranium,
A chocolate cupcake in exchange for my bell pepper? That's awfully tempting! I love chocolate...

Irena,
I had heard bell peppers need a long growing season, so I started mine extra early. My strategy is starting to pay off. Even if they are small peppers, I am happy!

6:20 PM  
Blogger Muum said...

It looks great! All I have is a small baby (one inch) jalepeno. I am looking forward to salsa days!

11:52 PM  
Blogger Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

congrats on the fruits of your labor. Corn salsa sounds perfect! :)

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

I bet that will be the best bell pepper you've ever tasted!
I broke down and bought a bell pepper plant because mine weren't growing well :( Shortly after a planted it, my -from seed- peppers started to perk up :) Maybe they'll produce something after all.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Dirty Fingernails said...

what kind of taste does this purple pepper have.. I have only seen the orange, yellow, green and red varieties..

11:53 AM  
Blogger Christa said...

The purple pepper tasted sweeter than the green, but not as sweet as the yellow, orange, and red ones I've tried.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Curtis said...

Sounds very good. Things grown in our own garden taste far better. Because we grew it ourselfs. :)

8:17 PM  

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